6 Written questions
6 Multiple choice questions
- The ability to produce language (the opposite of comprehension).
- Difficulties acquiring language in the absence of any other mental, sensory, motoric, emotional, or experiential deficits (functional disorder).
- The ability to understand language (the opposite of expression).
- Refers to the child's level of development in a given area (language). It is the age of most typically developing children at the time their language is similar to the language of the child being tested.
- A team of professionals works together to evaluate a child. Members of the team are not limited to the evaluation of any single area of development.
- The use of speech or writing to express meaning.
6 True/False questions
Neutralist Approach → An approach to identifying language disorders in which clinicians account for social norms and potential social, educational, vocational, and economic consequences of the child's language abilities in the decision-making process.
Pre-linguistic Communication → Occurs before the child uses words. It includes gestures and non-word vocalizations.
Multi-disciplinary Assessment → Members of an assessment team conduct their own independent assesments of the child's abilities that relate to their own interest areas (SLPs evaluate speech and language only, physical therapists--motor abilities). In a summary meeting, each member of the team shares their findings and recommends treatment. The emphasis is on the parts of the child rather than the whole child.
Form → Refers to the meaning of language (semantics)
Standardized Assessment → Administration of formal tests to determine how a child's performance on an aspect of language compares to the average performance of children who are the same chronological age.
Chronological Age → Determining a child's age to compare them to other children the same age. We typically use years and months (2;3--2 years; 3 months).